Our purpose is clear: to help protect people through vulnerable times. And this also extends to supporting our team.
The increasing cost of living caused by rising prices of energy, fuel, food, and wider inflation continues to put great financial pressures on many UK households and businesses.
We recognise the importance of providing financial support to members of our team and continuously review ways to help them with some of those pressures.
We'd like to share some of the recent actions that we, as a company have taken to support our team during this difficult time of financial uncertainty.
Becoming a living wage employer
The campaign for a living wage is a movement of independent businesses, organisations, and citizens who believe a fair day's work deserves a fair day's pay.
It was started by Citizens UK - the national home of community organising, in 2001. Together with communities and activists across the country, the Living Wage Foundation is campaigning to ensure that everyone can earn a real Living Wage that meets living costs, not just the government minimum.
At SHP, we believe that the feeling of financial security can have a positive impact on our team's mental health and general well-being. We've been using the real living wage principles for several years now, but as of this year, we've made it official by becoming an accredited Living Wage Employer!
"We're a purpose and values-driven business that believes in doing the right thing for our team members and wider society; this is why we choose to pay the real living wage. It's important for us that everyone who works for, or in partnership with, Safehinge Primera is paid a fair day's pay for their hard work and commitment to helping to protect people through vulnerable times."
- Faye Hayes, Lead People Advisor
Helping with the increasing cost of living
At SHP we also continuously review the cost of living and adjust our team's pay accordingly. However, this year we all faced an unprecedented increase in the cost of living following the global energy price crisis, among other increases.
As a direct response to that crisis, we took some immediate actions to support the team through this turbulent time.
Some of the steps that we've taken include:
We took those steps with the hope that they will help alleviate some of the burdens that our team is experiencing through rising costs of living and as a result help improve their overall well-being.
Resources for financial support
Are you struggling with finances? Check out some of these helpful resources for financial aid:
- Free, confidential, and independent money and debt advice from money and pension service.
- Review what tax relief you may be eligible for: https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees
- Tax-free childcare
Interested in joining our team? We'd love to hear from you! Check out our careers portal and browse through current vacancies: www.shp.help/careers